On January 21, 2019, a woman named Jasmine Eiland live streamed her own apparent rape at Opera Nightclub in Atlanta. 34-year-old Dominique Williams turned himself in at the Fulton County Jail on Jan. 29, but a week ago, it was confirmed that Eiland had filed a lawsuit against her alleged attacker as well as the nightclub itself.
In the process of investigating Eiland’s claim, the local CBS affiliate news station discovered that three other sexual assaults had been reported at Opera over the last two years.
According to police reports, in March 2017, a woman was allegedly “fondled by several males at Club Opera while she was unconscious. In November of the same year, another incident report details at attempted PIV rape that was ultimately “unsuccessful” — that woman also alleges she was robbed. In December 2017, a third woman alleges that a man she knew forced her to “perform oral sex on him” before having vaginal intercourse with her in a bathroom stall, both of which were against her will. In that case, a man was arrested.
Atlanta PD stated that nightclubs are not an “area of concern” when it comes to sexual assault, but investigators and local news outlets are continuing to look into the situation.
Why was #operanightclub sued? Well, in a short time of investigating we’ve discovered 4, yes 4 allegations of sexual assault (rape, sodomy, another woman unconscious) against women INSIDE the club in under two years!! We have also uncovered allegations of a some sort of sex group that live steamed from a vip bathroom that led to an alleged rape?!? This is not a joke. No wonder this could happen to #jasmineeiland #wherewassecurity #safetymatters #protectourwomen #atlnothavingit #stopvictimblaming #endrapeculture #metoo
Posted by Joshua Palmer on Wednesday, February 27, 2019
This story is ongoing…